The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 45 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 345 230 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.68% 3.39% 3.51%
As % of the Applications category 28.51% 24.95% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 298 190 248
Average salary £27,000 £25,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -15.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1210 922 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.42% 13.57% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 791 1020
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,620
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -0.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +34 206 £27,500 +10.00% 19
Cheshire +30 83 £24,500 +6.52% 9
Merseyside +4 26 £20,250 -19.00% 5
Lancashire -11 25 £25,000 -5.66% 4
Cumbria -3 2 £31,500 -13.69%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 448 (68.71%) Microsoft
2 384 (58.90%) MS Excel
3 292 (44.79%) Windows
4 165 (25.31%) Active Directory
5 143 (21.93%) SQL
6 126 (19.33%) Finance
7 122 (18.71%) ITIL
8 117 (17.94%) Analytical Skills
9 102 (15.64%) Windows 7
10 100 (15.34%) Degree
11 89 (13.65%) MS Exchange
12 87 (13.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 87 (13.34%) SQL Server
12 87 (13.34%) Project Management
13 82 (12.58%) Windows XP
14 72 (11.04%) SLA
15 70 (10.74%) TCP/IP
16 62 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
17 59 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
17 59 (9.05%) Citrix
18 58 (8.90%) SharePoint
19 55 (8.44%) MS PowerPoint
20 54 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
21 53 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
22 52 (7.98%) Time Management
22 52 (7.98%) VMware
23 50 (7.67%) DNS
24 49 (7.52%) MCP
24 49 (7.52%) Marketing
24 49 (7.52%) Service Delivery

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 89 (13.65%) MS Exchange
2 58 (8.90%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (3.22%) IBM Notes
4 21 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.07%) Lync
6 17 (2.61%) IIS
6 17 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.07%) SAS
9 6 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
10 5 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.61%) CMS
11 4 (0.61%) Apache
12 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.15%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.15%) WordPress
13 1 (0.15%) Site Server
Applications
1 384 (58.90%) MS Excel
2 55 (8.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 45 (6.90%) MS Project
4 32 (4.91%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.07%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.77%) SPSS
7 5 (0.77%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.77%) FastStats
8 3 (0.46%) Windchill
9 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.31%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.31%) Revit
9 2 (0.31%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.15%) InDesign
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.84%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.38%) Tridion
3 6 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.77%) CA Clarity
5 4 (0.61%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.61%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.46%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.31%) SalesLogix
7 2 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.31%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.15%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.15%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.21%) Office 365
2 16 (2.45%) SaaS
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.74%) TCP/IP
2 50 (7.67%) DNS
3 42 (6.44%) VPN
4 38 (5.83%) DHCP
5 34 (5.21%) Internet
6 30 (4.60%) WAN
7 25 (3.83%) LAN
8 21 (3.22%) VoIP
9 18 (2.76%) iSCSI
10 17 (2.61%) Ethernet
11 11 (1.69%) Wireless
12 10 (1.53%) Firewall
12 10 (1.53%) DECT
13 9 (1.38%) SAN
13 9 (1.38%) NAS
14 8 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.07%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.07%) FTP
16 6 (0.92%) HTTP
16 6 (0.92%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (4.45%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
5 18 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.30%) DB2
6 15 (2.30%) Data Mining
7 13 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.92%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.77%) Ingres
12 5 (0.77%) Big Data
13 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.61%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.77%) JIRA
3 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.15%) Hudson
5 1 (0.15%) UltraEdit
General
1 126 (19.33%) Finance
2 49 (7.52%) Marketing
3 35 (5.37%) Legal
4 34 (5.21%) Law
5 28 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.53%) Manufacturing
7 21 (3.22%) Banking
7 21 (3.22%) Retail
8 9 (1.38%) Back Office
9 8 (1.23%) Local Government
10 5 (0.77%) Advertising
10 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.61%) Billing
11 4 (0.61%) German Language
12 3 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.46%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.31%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 208 (31.90%) Analyst
2 65 (9.97%) Support Analyst
2 65 (9.97%) Service Analyst
3 61 (9.36%) Service Desk Analyst
4 47 (7.21%) IT Support
5 44 (6.75%) Support Engineer
5 44 (6.75%) Project Manager
6 41 (6.29%) Developer
7 32 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (3.99%) Support Technician
8 26 (3.99%) Business Analyst
9 24 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
10 22 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
10 22 (3.37%) Senior Manager
10 22 (3.37%) Team Leader
11 18 (2.76%) IT Support Analyst
12 17 (2.61%) Desktop Support
12 17 (2.61%) Help Desk Analyst
13 15 (2.30%) Applications Support
13 15 (2.30%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.91%) .NET
2 18 (2.76%) XML
3 13 (1.99%) ASP.NET
3 13 (1.99%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.53%) HTML
5 9 (1.38%) Flash
6 8 (1.23%) XSL
7 7 (1.07%) CSS
8 4 (0.61%) EDI
9 3 (0.46%) EDIFACT
9 3 (0.46%) jQuery
9 3 (0.46%) Web Services
9 3 (0.46%) COM
10 2 (0.31%) HTML5
10 2 (0.31%) Ajax
10 2 (0.31%) Sass
11 1 (0.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.15%) CSS3
11 1 (0.15%) XSLT
11 1 (0.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 117 (17.94%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.07%) Blackberry
4 18 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.99%) Mathematics
7 12 (1.84%) Life Science
8 10 (1.53%) Statistics
9 8 (1.23%) GIS
10 7 (1.07%) Tandem
11 5 (0.77%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.61%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.61%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.61%) FMCG
12 4 (0.61%) iPhone
12 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.46%) iPad
13 3 (0.46%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 292 (44.79%) Windows
2 102 (15.64%) Windows 7
3 87 (13.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (12.58%) Windows XP
5 59 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (6.13%) Linux
8 32 (4.91%) UNIX
9 29 (4.45%) Windows Vista
10 23 (3.53%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.53%) Android
12 9 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.31%) Debian
14 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (18.71%) ITIL
2 87 (13.34%) Project Management
3 62 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (7.98%) Time Management
5 49 (7.52%) Service Delivery
5 49 (7.52%) Change Management
6 46 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (6.44%) Service Management
8 36 (5.52%) Incident Management
8 36 (5.52%) Problem Management
9 35 (5.37%) PRINCE2
10 33 (5.06%) ERP
11 31 (4.75%) Document Management
12 29 (4.45%) Analytics
13 26 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 25 (3.83%) Scrum
15 22 (3.37%) Resource Management
16 21 (3.22%) Information Security
17 20 (3.07%) Data Analysis
17 20 (3.07%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (21.93%) SQL
2 36 (5.52%) T-SQL
3 22 (3.37%) C#
4 20 (3.07%) VB
4 20 (3.07%) PowerShell
5 14 (2.15%) C
6 13 (1.99%) VBA
7 9 (1.38%) VB.NET
7 9 (1.38%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.23%) VBScript
8 8 (1.23%) Java
9 7 (1.07%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.07%) Perl
9 7 (1.07%) Python
10 4 (0.61%) PHP
11 3 (0.46%) VB6
12 2 (0.31%) ABAP
13 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (15.34%) Degree
2 54 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (7.52%) MCP
4 38 (5.83%) MCSE
5 31 (4.75%) Security Cleared
6 28 (4.29%) A+ Certification
7 25 (3.83%) MCSA
7 25 (3.83%) MCITP
8 24 (3.68%) MCTS
9 21 (3.22%) CCNA
9 21 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (2.91%) ISEB
10 19 (2.91%) SC Cleared
11 16 (2.45%) CISSP
11 16 (2.45%) CCNP
12 14 (2.15%) ISTQB
13 12 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (1.07%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (11.04%) SLA
2 21 (3.22%) QA
3 6 (0.92%) ISO 9000
4 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 165 (25.31%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.52%) Hyper-V
3 33 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.69%) XenApp
4 11 (1.69%) MetaFrame
5 8 (1.23%) vSphere
6 7 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.77%) NFS
8 5 (0.77%) Xen
8 5 (0.77%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.77%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (3.07%) SCCM
2 15 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (1.99%) OpenView
4 6 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.61%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.31%) WSUS
6 2 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.15%) MOM
7 1 (0.15%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.15%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 448 (68.71%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.05%) Citrix
3 52 (7.98%) VMware
4 30 (4.60%) HP
5 22 (3.37%) Oracle
6 21 (3.22%) Cisco
6 21 (3.22%) Lotus
7 14 (2.15%) SAP
8 13 (1.99%) ArcSight
9 12 (1.84%) Dell
9 12 (1.84%) Google
10 11 (1.69%) Coremetrics
10 11 (1.69%) McAfee
10 11 (1.69%) EMC
11 9 (1.38%) Adobe
11 9 (1.38%) Sun
11 9 (1.38%) CA
11 9 (1.38%) hybris
11 9 (1.38%) EPiServer
12 8 (1.23%) SYSPRO
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